* Posts by wimbledonpaul

3 posts • joined 9 Feb 2011

ZX Spectrum Vega firm's lawyers targeted by empty-handed backers


Re: Completely authentic

unreliable yes, but they actually existed and actually eventually arrived.

anyone with a brain new the money from your order went to fund production.. exactly what this crowdfunder was for.. except unlike sinclair all the backers cash has been spent on anything but production.


Re: Realistic experience

no, the original spectrum did actually arrive in the end.

DEC founder Ken Olsen is dead


RIP Ken...

I was lucky enough to work for DEC in Harefield house back in '93 for 3 years, the culture was great, the Alpha was just coming along and there was a buzz..

Fond memories of a time gone by.. Although I feel the need to point out that VMS/Alpha is not dead yet.. for instance, the Deutsche Borse (German stock exchange) system runs on a cluster of 14 VMS Alpha nodes.. of course it will eventually end up on linux on x86 hardware..

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